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Michael Solomonov

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James Beard Award-Winning Chef, Entrepreneur & Humanitarian; Co-Owner of Israeli Restaurant Zahav

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Michael Solomonov Biography

Mike Solomonov is a beloved champion of Israel's extraordinarily diverse and vibrant culinary landscape. He is the executive chef and co-owner of Philadelphia’s Zahav, the trailblazing restaurant that put the rich melting pot of Israeli cuisine at the forefront of dining in America today. A 5-time James Beard Foundation Award winner, he is known for his extraordinary skill at transforming simple foods into artful culinary masterpieces and is widely regarded as one of the country's top chefs and entrepreneurs.

In addition to his duties at Zahav, Chef Solomonov is a partner in Laser Wolf Philadelphia, Federal Donuts, Dizengoff, Goldie, K’Far, Merkaz, Abe Fisher and Laser Wolf Brooklyn, which opened in May 2022 at the Hoxton Hotel in Williamsburg and K’Far Brooklyn, also at the Hoxton.

Awards and Recognition:

  • Laser Wolf Brooklyn was named “The Restaurant of the Summer” by the New York Post in June 2022

  • Laser Wolf Philadelphia was named one of the “Best New Restaurants in the World” for 2021 by Conde Nast Traveler, The New York Times’ “The 2021 Restaurant List” and GQ’s “Best New Restaurants in America, 2020”

  • Zahav was awarded 2019 Outstanding Restaurant by James Beard Foundation, the #1 restaurant in the country

  • In 2018, Food & Wine named Zahav one of the “40 Most Important Restaurants of the Past 40 Years”

  • In 2019, Zahav was named to the “The National Eater 38" as one of America’s “38 Essential Restaurants” for the 6th year in a row

  • Solomonov won the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef in 2017

  • Both Abe Fisher and Dizengoff were featured as two of Travel + Leisure’s “50 Best New Restaurants, 2014”

Before opening Zahav, Chef Solomonov was the executive chef at Marigold Kitchen which he and business partner Steven Cook co-owned until 2009. He is also an avid snowboarder, surfer, and overall fitness fanatic.

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Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious

Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious

Federal Donuts: The (Partially) True Spectacular Story

Federal Donuts: The (Partially) True Spectacular Story

Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking

Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking

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  • What are the speaker fees for Michael Solomonov

    Speaking fees for Michael Solomonov, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Michael Solomonov are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Michael Solomonov, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Michael Solomonov speak about?

    Michael Solomonov is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Business, Celebrity Chefs, Entertainers, Entertainment, Faith & Religion, Food, Jewish Speakers, Lifestyle, Non Profit, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Michael Solomonov travel from?

    Michael Solomonov generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Michael Solomonov’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Michael Solomonov for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael Solomonov for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Michael Solomonov or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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James Beard Award-Winning Chef, Entrepreneur & Humanitarian; Co-Owner of Israeli Restaurant Zahav

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Michael Solomonov Biography

Mike Solomonov is a beloved champion of Israel's extraordinarily diverse and vibrant culinary landscape. He is the executive chef and co-owner of Philadelphia’s Zahav, the trailblazing restaurant that put the rich melting pot of Israeli cuisine at the forefront of dining in America today. A 5-time James Beard Foundation Award winner, he is known for his extraordinary skill at transforming simple foods into artful culinary masterpieces and is widely regarded as one of the country's top chefs and entrepreneurs.

In addition to his duties at Zahav, Chef Solomonov is a partner in Laser Wolf Philadelphia, Federal Donuts, Dizengoff, Goldie, K’Far, Merkaz, Abe Fisher and Laser Wolf Brooklyn, which opened in May 2022 at the Hoxton Hotel in Williamsburg and K’Far Brooklyn, also at the Hoxton.

Awards and Recognition:

  • Laser Wolf Brooklyn was named “The Restaurant of the Summer” by the New York Post in June 2022

  • Laser Wolf Philadelphia was named one of the “Best New Restaurants in the World” for 2021 by Conde Nast Traveler, The New York Times’ “The 2021 Restaurant List” and GQ’s “Best New Restaurants in America, 2020”

  • Zahav was awarded 2019 Outstanding Restaurant by James Beard Foundation, the #1 restaurant in the country

  • In 2018, Food & Wine named Zahav one of the “40 Most Important Restaurants of the Past 40 Years”

  • In 2019, Zahav was named to the “The National Eater 38" as one of America’s “38 Essential Restaurants” for the 6th year in a row

  • Solomonov won the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef in 2017

  • Both Abe Fisher and Dizengoff were featured as two of Travel + Leisure’s “50 Best New Restaurants, 2014”

Before opening Zahav, Chef Solomonov was the executive chef at Marigold Kitchen which he and business partner Steven Cook co-owned until 2009. He is also an avid snowboarder, surfer, and overall fitness fanatic.

Michael Solomonov Videos

  • Note To Self: Israeli chef Michael Solomonov
    Celebrated Israeli-American chef, Michael Solomonov, won his fifth James Beard Award in May when his flagship restaurant, Zahav, was ...
  • How To Make The Famous Goldie Falafel With Michael Solomonov ...
    Michael Solomonov, Israeli chef and restaurateur, visits the MUNCHIES Test Kitchen to show us his take on the classic falafel wrap. Beautifully ...

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  • How do I book Michael Solomonov to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Michael Solomonov for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Michael Solomonov, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Michael Solomonov or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Michael Solomonov

    Speaking fees for Michael Solomonov, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Michael Solomonov are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Michael Solomonov, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Michael Solomonov speak about?

    Michael Solomonov is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Business, Celebrity Chefs, Entertainers, Entertainment, Faith & Religion, Food, Jewish Speakers, Lifestyle, Non Profit, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Michael Solomonov travel from?

    Michael Solomonov generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Michael Solomonov’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Michael Solomonov for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael Solomonov for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Michael Solomonov or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Michael Solomonov is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Solomonov for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Michael Solomonov generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Art Smith, Michael W. Twitty, G. Garvin, Jose Garces and Michael Schwartz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Solomonov for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Michael Solomonov Speaker Videos

  • Note To Self: Israeli chef Michael Solomonov
    Celebrated Israeli-American chef, Michael Solomonov, won his fifth James Beard Award in May when his flagship restaurant, Zahav, was ...
    How To Make The Famous Goldie Falafel With Michael Solomonov ...
    Michael Solomonov, Israeli chef and restaurateur, visits the MUNCHIES Test Kitchen to show us his take on the classic falafel wrap. Beautifully ...

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